This Central African species has an upright and spreading form which highlights the deeply curved petals and dangling stamens. Often called "Japanese Lantern," it's a sporadic bloomer. But when it does flower, watch out!
|Sun Requirement||Full Sun|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||60|
Tips for Success:
• Sun, sun and more sun.
• They are warm-growing plants and suffer if subjected to
cool temperatures over extended periods. As a rule, keep
temperatures above 65°F, especially in the winter.
• Water on visual soil dryness or plant wilt. Severe wilt can hurt
them. Careful watering is critical during the winter or anytime
when the light level is low and temperatures are cool.
• Under high light and warm temperatures they are
heavy feeders and need a balanced fertilizer applied
on a regular basis. A fertilizer like Dyna Gro “Grow” 7-9-5 will
help induce blooms.
• Flowering varies widely between varieties. Full sun, warm
temperatures, a balanced fertilizer and careful attention to
watering will produce the best results for your hibiscus.
• Care and Culture of Hibiscus
Stunning flower! Review by Halina
How do you rate this product?
As a nurse, I could not pass up the opportunity to own a "schizo" Hibiscus. I have been watching the plant throughout the winter months and I noticed that it was getting ready to bloom last week. This morning...POW...like a firework! The flower is STUNNING! I must have stared at it for a good 10 minutes. I highly recommend if you are one who appreciates the exotic and unusual. (Posted on 3/13/2015)